Three killed as ‘bandits’ ambush security guards in Kaduna
At least three personnel of the Kaduna State Vigilance Service (KADVIS) have been killed while two others were wounded in an ambush by suspected bandits.
Commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan announced this in a statement on Wednesday.
Aruwan also said on Tuesday, suspected bandits opened fire on motorists close to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) access road, in Igabi local government area of the state, but were repelled by troops.
He said the vigilance personnel were attacked in an ambush, Tuesday night, at Dande village, on their way from Damba-Kasaya in the Buruku, Chikun local government area of the state.
He identified those killed as Alison Musa, Dauda Audu and Ishaya Sarki, while those who sustained injuries are Ayuba Tanko and Doza Adamu.
At least 17 people, including a traditional ruler and his son have been killed in the past three days by suspected bandits in communities along Zangon Kataf, Giwa, Igabi and along the Kaduna-Abuja road.
Aruwan said Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, had sent condolences to the families of the deceased personnel and prayed for the repose of their souls, while wishing those that sustained injuries speedy recovery.
The statement said the governor also commended troops of the Operation Thunder Strike, for successfully dislodging suspected bandits “terrorising people” along the Kaduna-Abuja road.